§ 159.46  BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT; PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION.
   (A)   A Board of Adjustment is hereby created in accordance with the provisions of Tex. Local Gov’t. Code, § 211.008. The Board of Adjustment shall consist of five members who are residents and taxpayers of the city, each to be appointed by the City Council for two years removable for cause by the appointing authority upon written charges and after public hearing. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term of any member whose place becomes vacant for any cause, in the same manner as the original appointment was made. In addition, the City Council shall provide for the appointment of two alternate members of the Board who shall serve in the absence of one or more of the regular members. All cases to be heard by the Board of Adjustment shall be heard by the minimum number of four members. Alternate members, when appointed, shall serve for the same period as the regular members, which is for a term of two years, and any vacancy shall be filled in the same manner and they shall be subject to removal the same as the regular members.
   (B)   The Chairperson of the Planning and Zoning Commission, or his or her authorized representative shall be an ex-officio member of the Zoning Board of Adjustment without power of vote and as an ex-officio member of the Board shall act as Secretary of the Zoning Board of Adjustment and shall set up and maintain a separate file for each application for appeal, special exception and variance received and shall record therein the names and addresses of all persons, firms and corporations to whom notices are mailed, including the date of mailing and the person by whom the notices were delivered to the mailing clerk, post office or mail box and further keep a record of all notices published as required herein. All records and files herein provided for shall be permanent and official files and records of the city.
   (C)   The Secretary of the Board shall forthwith notify in writing the City Council, the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Building Inspector of each decision, interpretation, special exception and variance granted under the provisions of this chapter.
   (D)   The Board of Adjustment shall annually select one of its members to be the Chairperson, and the Vice Chairperson to act in the absence of the Chairperson.
(2005 Code, § 12-8-1)